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Holiday Gift Guide For Yachting Enthusiasts

Holiday Gift Guide For Yachting Enthusiasts

Welcome aboard!

For the 2022 festive period, I decided to celebrate the season with a message of togetherness by launching a special holiday campaign in partnership with Yachting International Radio where yachting companies can get some brand exposure with the end aim to give something back to the community.

Yachting or ocean-related companies could participate with special promotions, gifts aimed at yachting clients or end-of-the-year sales with a promotional spot in this blog here, and a Christmas shout out on Yachting International Radio which is broadcast to a global audience of over 200,000 each month.

50% of proceeds from this marketing campaign will be donated to the Antibes Lifeboat – take a look below at some the businesses who want to spark some festive joy! :

  1.  The Yacht Photographer

Jocelyn Passeron is a yachting and luxury lifestyle photographer based in France.

Since 1999, he has developed strong relationships with many of yachting’s leading companies and his creative photography has appeared in major international yachting publications and websites.

His love for the ocean and adventure has seen Jocelyn travel the world to document the finest motor yachts, sailing yachts, interiors, events and landscapes.

Image: Joce – The Yacht Photographer https://www.facebook.com/theyachtphotographer

Projects vary from documenting entire builds for shipyards, to yacht interiors for charter brochures or sailing photos for regattas. Past and present clients include yacht brokers, shipyards, designers, marine suppliers, regattas and yacht shows.

  • Skilled at still or motion photography on board, boat-to-boat, from the shore, quays, chase boats as well as aerial shots from helicopters
  • Location scouting
  • Advanced understanding of variables such as weather, lighting, wind conditions, wet surfaces, fast-moving boats.

Jocelyn is based in Antibes during the Med season, and available for commissioned jobs worldwide.

Phone: +33 (0)7 61 56 85 21  

Visit his website:  https://www.theyachtphotographer.com

Follow Joce on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/theyachtphotographer/

2.   Seascope France

Christmas is the time to give, and Seascope France gives a €100 discount off its STCW Basic Safety, Yacht Steward(ess) and Yachtmaster training in January and February, 2023.

Seascope France is an established RYA-endorsed and MCA-approved maritime training school in Antibes, France. They offer a variety of STCW and RYA training courses. Kick-start your career in yachting with their STCW Basic Safety Training, become a Yacht Steward or Stewardess with their GUEST Interior Training, or make a further step towards being a captain with their Yachtmaster Offshore Package.

To benefit from the offer, use XMASF2022 discount code at the checkout on their website www.yachtcrewtraining.com or contact them directly by email [email protected] or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/seascopefrance  to book a spot. Take advantage of this offer by booking before the 15th January 2023.

Looking for a unqiue gift for this Christmas? Check out their gift ideas! Contact them to book, and they’ll design a personalised gift card for you!

3.  Musée Océanographique de Monaco

Until 31 December 2022, you can buy an annual pass at the Musée Océanographique de Monaco for just €37 per adult (18 years of age and up) and €25 per child (4-17 years inclusive).

The annual pass gives all holders:

  • Unlimited access to the Monaco Aquarium for 1 year
  • Adult guests pay the child entry rate (limited to 2 adult guests per visit)
  • 10% discount at the museum shop
  • Skip-the-line entry, without going through the ticket office

Buy a pass annuel here: https://billetterie-oceano.tickeasy.com/fr-FR/accueil?utm_source=MOM&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=decembre-2022&utm_content=pass-annuel

Currently, there is a fantastic exhibition called Mission Polaire that focuses on the Arctic and Antarctica regions – don’t miss seeing it!

Video credit:  Musée Océanographique:

4.  Riva

Everyone is familiar with the beautiful Riva Yachts and where better to buy a unique gift than Riva’s boutique with a range of items inspired by Riva’s timeless style and iconic branding.   You can find everything including sushi sets to model boats, collector items and clothing.  My picks (as I’m a coffee lover!) are the stylish espresso cups and the range of coffee table books including the interesting ‘Riva in the Movie’ book.

If you order in December you get free shipping on all orders over €100 until December 31st 2022.

Browse the Riva Boutique here: https://www.rivaboutique.it/fr/

Riva espresso cups have a classic and stylish design (image: Riva Boutique)

5.  ITA Training

The Interior Training Academy trains and develops both new and existing super yacht interior crew and operates from their training centre located in the heart of the yachting industry in Antibes at 20 rue des Casemates. With new ownership taken over this summer, ITA Training continues to offer to the hospitality and yachting industry quality and professionalism.

Super yacht interior trainers with extensive previous experience are available to teach you the essential skills required in order for hospitality personnel and staff members to develop and succeed in the super yacht industry.

ITA Training Academy is a member of the International Association of Maritime Institutions, a GUEST approved training centre and PYA partner. They are certified by Highfield UK body to deliver the Food & Hygiene L2 & L3 for all food handlers and hospitality crew.

The Interior Training Academy is also a certified training provider of the IAMI GUEST courses for both Junior and experienced crew. Their team can train you in a variety of areas such as interior management, silver service, cocktail service, barista service, wine courses, interior attention to details, self presentation and etiquette, housekeeping and laundry, cabin preparation, flower arranging, spa and massage training. They work in partnership with professionals from luxurious hospitality areas ready to offer excellent training for their valuable students.

To book your place on their courses, contact them by email at [email protected] and via WhatsApp +33646046737.

Visit their website here:  www.ita-courses.com or follow them on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itatrainingrecruitment/

6.   Harmonie Rock Therapy

Based in the heart of old town Antibes, Harmonie Rock Therapy was founded by Natalie Boddy who opened the Beauty & Massage Studio in November, 2015 where she shares her talents teaching students who want to learn the art of massage.

Natalie has developed a unique style of massage designed to find and eliminate residual tension in the body and deeply relax clients enhancing their health and well-being.  The Introductory Relaxing Massage Course is specially tailored for those on board superyachts and is in demand with interior crew who want a great added skill that can help give an edge to their CV.

They also offer YACHT & VILLA Services creating you a personalised spa environment on board during your charter, where guests can experience unique facial and body treatments.  Opt for various packages such as 1/2 day, full day and weekly bookings that can be tailored to your needs.

If you’re interested in a gift voucher or booking a place on their massage or manicure/pedicure courses, you can contact them by email [email protected] and visit their website here: https://harmonierocktherapy.com

Harmonie Rock Therapy offer massage and beauty treatments for superyachts and villas

7.   Mitton International Wines

The perfect companion for foodies and the vino curious, Mitton International Wines has a stunning selection of festive cases of wines and gourmet delicatessen items with free home delivery by DHL anywhere in the EU and the UK.

Each beautifully gift-wrapped case is lovingly hand-packed with gourmet delicatessen items (olives, terrine, pralines and biscuits), festive recipes and tasting notes. Every order contains a surprise Eden Mill gin sampler!

Order your Christmas Wine Gift Case here: https://www.mittonwines.com/christmas-gifts

Festive cases of wines and gourmet delicatessen items beautifully gift-wrapped by Mitton International Wines

8.  Manta Trust

Are you looking for a sustainable Christmas gift, that not only supports manta ray research and conservation but has no negative impact on the planet? Look no further because you can adopt a manta ray.  Each adoption includes a bio of your manta, a kids activity pack, a fact file about the ecology and biology of mantas in the Maldives and more!

Find out more about the Manta Trust and their ‘Adopt a Manta Ray’ program here: https://www.mantatrust.org/adopt-a-manta

Image: Manta Trust

5 Gift Ideas For A Nautical Christmas Shopping List

From sailing gear to ocean-themed products, here’s some quick suggestions for nautical gifts for those who love the ocean or are dreaming of adventures on the high seas.  No affiliate commissions or product placements here, it’s just cool stuff I like to recommend 🙂

  • ROKK world’s first Waterproof Dual USB Charge Sockets are a great option to charge your devices outdoors, whatever the weather. Perfect for kayaks, RIBS, powerboats, ATV’s and bikes, the dual socket will connect and charge devices including phones, tablets, fishfinders, chartplotters, cameras and more!   Check them out here: https://www.rokkstore.com/collections/charge

 

Umbra’s functional and fun hammerhead bottle opener will be a hit at your next party!

 

  • I’m a fan of giving practical gifts and if you need some gift inspiration for someone who loves the outdoors, take a look at Earth Pak’s dry bags.The bags have a watertight seal to ensure your gear stays protected from all elements, so they’re good for paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking etc.  And there’s an outer splash-proof zippered pocket making it quick to grab smaller belongings such as keys or wallets without having to unroll the main compartment.  See their range here (and of course you can find them for sale on major sites such as Amazon too): https://earthpak.com/collections/drybags

Earth Pak’s dry bags are a great gift for anyone interested in outdoor activities

  • I love my bracelet from Break Time Nautical Bracelets which is the perfect piece of casual jewellery for those who love the sea.  Handmade in Split, Croatia since 2014, the bracelets are simple without being over-the-top or garish.  You can choose from different charms such as dolphins, turtles or a sailboat.  My own one has an anchor engraved with ‘Carpe Diem’ which is perfectly suited to me!  See all the designs and grab your own bracelet here: https://www.instagram.com/breaktimecroatia

 

Have a safe and enjoyable festive season!

Thanks for your support throughout 2022.  Antibes Yachting will be on holiday leave from Friday 23rd December 2022 to Tuesday 3rd January 2023.

PYA Christmas Ball 2022

PYA Christmas Ball 2022

The PYA Christmas Ball 2022 is coming soon!   A much anticipated festive event, this year’s ball will be held at the Hotel Martinez in Cannes on Friday 16th December from 7pm until midnight.

Party guests can expect a cocktail reception, live music, gourmet food, fantastic raffle prizes, a photo booth & more.

Sponsors include MYBA, Burgess Crew, Voyonic Group, Sanlorenzo, Yotspot, Infoburo, Gourmet Deliveries and Riviera Wine.

The last day to register is 11th December – don’t miss out!   Get your tickets here: https://form.jotform.com/221712558597364?fbclid=IwAR3tt2YRvg-F2NvbD-SkWGaQrmi2GrzTyhYdtVHgYtDMiEKCDxnnauqxEO8

Note:  The ticket prices differ depending on whether you’re a member of PYA or not.  All tickets get access to preferential room rates at the Hotel Martinez via World of Hyatt, you can reserve your room/s via the registration link above.

 

Yachting Pages to host webinar about 2023 anchoring regulations in France & Corsica

Yachting Pages to host webinar about 2023 anchoring regulations in France & Corsica

Yachting Pages is hosting a webinar for captains and crew with the French government who will announce the new anchorage legislation for France and Corsica and allow captains to ask any questions they have have about the regulations.

Do you know about the new anchoring regulations in France and Corsica for 2023?

Did you know that there are now laws on noise and the use of underwater lights for superyachts in French waters?

Did you know that there are now mooring buoys situated across the French Riviera for superyachts to use to prevent anchoring on Posidonia seagrass?

You may be aware of these regulations already in place and they’ve certainly stirred a lot of debate online, however join the webinar to get the latest update.   Speakers in the webinar will include Frédéric Villers of the French Office for Biodiversity, Amélie Chardin of the Maritime Préfecture of the Mediterranean, Pierre Descamps of DONIA, Yachting Pages’ founder and CEO Steve Crowe, and more.

One of the concerns voiced to me numerous times is the user-friendliness of the Préfecture Maritime website which publishes the various decrees for the regulations – the website is not intuitive regarding searches and the functionality of it for non-French speakers is limited.  Other than using the Donia app, I regularly have Captains contact me asking if I know how to find the decrees!  How is it possible that yacht crew don’t even know how to find the most up-to-date information?  This is something that needs to be addressed and I hope they cover it off in the webinar.

WHEN:  7th December 2022 at 9AM GMT on Zoom.

You must sign up for the webinar via the link at the bottom of the page on Yachting Pages’ website or by scanning the QR code below!

You can read my previous articles about Posidonia and the anchoring laws on the French Riviera here: The Ongoing Anchorage Regulations on the French Riviera and  Posidonia anchoring regulations. 

You can read the report on the survey of Captains about the anchoring regulations that was done by the Yacht Club de Monaco: https://captainsforum.ycm.org/report-on-the-survey-of-new-mooring-regulations/

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